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Briefing Date:02/08/2006
Topic:Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Radioactive Waste Management
and
Transportation Research Board
Committee on Transportation of Radioactive Waste

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Briefings for Congressional Staff Only
Wednesday, February 8, 2006
528 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 12:30 p.m.
366 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.
2318 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 4:00 p.m.
and
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
410 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 1:00 p.m.

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on

Going the Distance?
The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and
High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States

by

Neal Lane, Rice University; former director of the National Science Foundation and science advisor for President Clinton; and Chairman, Committee on Transportation of Radioactive Waste, Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Division on Earth and Life Studies and Transportation Research Board, The National Academies

and

Thomas B. Deen, Transportation Research Board, retired and Vice Chairman, Committee on Transportation of Radioactive Waste, Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Division on Earth and Life Studies and Transportation Research Board, The National Academies

accompanied by members of the Committee on Transportation of Radioactive Waste, including:
Lisa M. Bendixen
, ICF Consulting
Hank C. Jenkins-Smith
, Texas A&M University
Melvin F. Kanninen
, MFK Consulting Services
John W. Poston, Sr.
, Texas A&M University
Lacy E. Suiter
, Federal Emergency Management Agency (retired)
Joseph M. Sussman
, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Ten Eyck
, ETE Consulting, Inc.
Detlof von Winterfeldt
, University of Southern California
Clive N. Young
, United Kingdom Dept. of Transportation

The National Academies report Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States provides an examination of risks and key technical and societal concerns for transporting spent fuel and high-level waste. It also assesses technical and policy options for addressing these concerns and managing transportation risks. Additionally, the report provides an examination of the selection of highway and rail routes for shipping research reactor spent fuel between U.S. Department of Energy facilities in the United States. This examination was requested by the U.S. Department of Transportation at the direction of Congress in P.L. 108-7.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 9, 2006 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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